Obama administration putting any veterans on the terrorist watch list is a disgrace

Most of us Vietnam war veterans, and many other Americans, are appalled at Barack Obama's Department of Homeland Security (DHS) putting out a so-called terrorist "watch list" this week which includes pro-lifers -- the natural enemy of such a radical pro-abortion administration -- but equally as bad, includes American veterans.

Yet, this is an administration which is headed by an individual who began his political career in the home of his friend, Bill Ayers, an unrepetent terrorist, whose associates committed murder against innocent Americans as part of their left-wing anti-America and anti-war activities.

Those of us who are also members of the American Legion, almost 3 million strong, are encouraged that the leaders of the American Legion are demanding a meeting with Obama's head of the DHS, Janet Napolitano, who was an extreme left-wing governor before selected as Obama's "security" chief.

On today's front page of 'The Washington Times," the national commander of the American Legion, David K. Rehbein, was quoted as saying: "I think that it is important for all of us to remember that Americans are not the enemy. The terrorists are." He blasted Napolitano's new "security" assessment report entitled: "Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Polticial Climate Fueling Resurgence and Recruitment."

The new Obama report cites Timothy McVeigh as an example of a right-wing extremist and a "disgruntled military veteran." Mr. Rehbein challenged the Obama report on this score also saying: "To continue to use McVeigh as an example of the stereotypical 'disgruntled military veteran' is as unfair as using Osama bid Laden as the sole example of Islam."

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich said that the bureaucrat who drafted this "outrageous homeland security memo smearing veterans and conservatives should be fired." On the contrary, the head of the Department of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, who issued this maliciousness against American veterans ought to be fired and Barack Obama should do it today.

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